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I loved the Mighty 596 for a rectifier. I did have to order an adapter from 2359Glenn to use it though. Great low end slam.

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^ I recall that rectifier. Darn fine looking tube tongue_smile.gif
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Cary SLI-80 with twin USAF-596 Rectifier's

 

 

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Cary SLI-80 with twin USAF-596 Rectifier's

 

 

omg, thats beautiful, really curious to know how much it cost you for one 596 @__@

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can u tie two small flags on those wires... :P

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can u tie two small flags on those wires... :P

LOL! I never thought to try!

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Cary SLI-80 with twin USAF-596 Rectifier's

 

 

 

omg, thats beautiful, really curious to know how much it cost you for one 596 @__@

You have to keep a sharp eye out on eBay or the for sale forums. They vary from $75 to $200 depending on the moment. I got mine for much less. All of a sudden they went up in price almost overnight. Crazy. The RK60 is another cool choice that is similar in sound characteristics and can be had for less money. You will need another adapter for that one as it does not use the 596 adapter.

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guys...is it safe to use Pcc88 inplace of the two stockrussian tubes? whats the diff in sound ...

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guys...is it safe to use Pcc88 inplace of the two stockrussian tubes? whats the diff in sound ...

I cannot answer that one. I used Golden Lion 6922's in place of the 6N1P's for the L/R and left the 6N1P in place up front as suggested by Steve. Loved the sound!

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guys...is it safe to use Pcc88 inplace of the two stockrussian tubes? whats the diff in sound ...

i tried those with tesla pc188 and got scary arcing -.- then tried with various ecc88/6922 but the nosie was way too high  so i think the 6n1p is the best solution for those positions

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Ahhh...I withdrawn my offer for a pair of pcc88..:-)

What about 6n23p.....or 6n1p-EV...for the 2 Russian spots?
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Ahhh...I withdrawn my offer for a pair of pcc88..:-)

What about 6n23p.....or 6n1p-EV...for the 2 Russian spots?

only bought a pair of 6n1p-ev vodsok rocket logo, compared to the stock 6n1p pair could not really tell the difference, maybe a bit more lively and energetic feeling. But i prefer it over the stock tubes for brighter glow, definitely more aesthetical pleasure ^__^

post #643 of 645

yes...the glow is the creme of the enjoyment when the lights are low.

 

think i will buy a dozen of those n keep it for the next half a century.

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guys...is it safe to use Pcc88 inplace of the two stockrussian tubes? whats the diff in sound ...

Yes, PCC88s can be subbed into amps which can run 6DJ8 tubes.

 

The PCC88s ( 7DJ8) are sonically similar to the 6DJ8.

 

Joe's Tube lore can provide useful insights on the 6DJ8 family

http://www.audioasylum.com/scripts/d.pl?audio/faq/joes-tubes.html

 

The Stock Russian tubes ( 6N1P) are very warm, relatively.

They are not as sonically transparent when compared against European tubes.

post #645 of 645

Thanks for the info LORD :P

 

i should spend some time rolling the middle kingdom on the csp2+ ....then stock up on the winner. 

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